Hello, Welcome to Monsignor Doyle Chaplain Space
I’m Miss Janet Goncz, and I’m School Chaplain. People often ask what it means to be a Chaplain. Hopefully as you scroll around this page you will get a good idea of what a school chaplain can offer. Things are a little different right now because of all the Covid-19 protocols in place. Even with masks and physical distancing we still can build up God’s kingdom right here and right now!!!
Monsignor Doyle is a Catholic school, committed to Gospel values. One of the central beliefs of Christianity is that Jesus is not just a historical figure who had some really good ideas about how to live, but that He rose from the dead and is present and alive within His people as the Christ, the Son of God. Christ’s presences is felt and celebrated in all aspects of this high school community.
Time and again, Jesus stresses the need for prayer as the basis of Christian life. Prayer is the means to a relationship with God, and this way we open ourselves to God’s power and strength through the Holy Spirit so that we carry out God’s will in our lives and in the world around us.
What does this mean for our school community?
Each morning our school day begins with a prayer. Meeting and gathering of all types begin with prayer.
Liturgy of the Word is celebrated at all important times of our faith year including Advent, Lent, Holy Thursday.
We are blessed with great support from our priest Father Gary from St Ambrose Church and Father Malcolm from St Gregory’s Church.
There are many aspects to being a School Chaplain and all of them are a privilege. One of the roles I have here Monsignor Doyle is to walk each day alongside our staff and our students; to walk with them and share with them the exciting news of the day, to listen and support when the news isn’t quite so good and to be a bridge that reconnects people when friendships are strained .
Visible presences also pertains to our Lord Jesus Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament in our beautiful Chapel. Our Chapel is located at the front entrance of our school and is a place of quite meditation, prayer and liturgical celebrations.
The Chaplains office is located down the Arts Hallway. The door is open to all. Come in and sit a while or let your teacher know and we can set up and appointment time.